The front left view of the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.

Sony XB22 Factory Reset Instructions

We give here our Sony XB22 factory reset instructions to return this portable Extra Bass Bluetooth speaker to its default factory settings.  Factory resetting restores the XB 22 to fresh-out-of-the-box state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Deleting these stops this speaker from pairing to any close Bluetooth devices. Moreover, you might factory reset to get it ready for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from joining with devices you no longer want it to sync with.

Sony XB22 Factory Reset, Step by Step

1. Turn the Speaker ON

Press and release the Power button for a half-second or so. Find the Power button as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button on the Sony XB22. Sony XB22 Factory Reset.
Sony XB22 -Power- button.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

Picture of the glowing -Power- lamp.
The -Power- lamp glowing.

The speaker may make a ding-dong tone sound when it powers up, should it connect to a nearby device. Or it may stay silent if it does not.  But whether the unit syncs or not though, this factory reset routine works the same way, as follows.

2. Press and Hold the Power and Volume DOWN Buttons at the Same Time

Find these buttons as shown next.  They are both on the top button panel, as we point out in the next picture.

The -Power- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.
The -Power- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.

The XB22 then enters the factory reset process.

Then after a small pause, the speaker powers OFF, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next. Note that on the SRS XB22, there is no leaving-the-air sound.

The dark -Power- light.
Sony XB22 -Power- lamp dark.

3. Check that your Sony XB22 Did Indeed Factory Reset

Next, turn on the unit again, as detailed in step 1 above.

Note that after reset, the XB22 comes up in discovery mode. The Pairing Mode lamp rapidly blinks blue to let you know this.

The glowing -Bluetooth Status- light.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp glowing.

This is a signal that you may then look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.

4. Done with Sony XB22 Factory Reset !

The reset is now finished. So you may now sell or gift the 22, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a factory reset, the XB22 no longer automatically joins with any previously paired Bluetooth device. Thus, to resume auto pairing, you manually pair it with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and they’re near each other, pairing automatically take place once again.

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-18: First published.